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Our Assessment Policy and our Reporting Policy reflect the philosophy of a Catholic School, as framed in the Trinity College Core Values, Vision and Mission. These policies aim to recognise the Gospel values of community, hope, justice and dignity for the individual.

Why do we assess?

There are several reasons why we assess student learning, including:

  • to improve student performance and achievement. Teachers will provide feedback on assessment tasks to support students' learning, including comments regarding areas for improvement and further development.
  • to help students' monitor their own progress and development, including reflecting on their strengths, areas for improvement and future learning goals.
  • to assist teachers in making judgements on student achievement against goals and standards.
  • to inform teaching practices and identify gaps in student understanding.
  • to monitor the effectiveness of educational programmes and processes.


Reporting is the process of communicating the assessment of a student's development to students and their parents by providing constructive feedback, to assist growth and understanding.

The confidential nature of reports is respected at all times. In addition to formal reports and assessment task feedback, we provide oral reports at Parent-Teacher-Student interviews and on other occasions as required.

The report format will follow the assessment and reporting requirements as set out in the Victorian Curriculum F-10.

Victorian Curriculum F-10 - Reporting for all Year 7-10

The Victorian Curriculum Foundation - 10 (F-10) sets out what every student should learn during their first eleven years of schooling. The curriculum is the common set of knowledge and skills required by students for life-long learning, social development and active and informed citizenship.

The Victorian Curriculum F-10 incorporates the Australian Curriculum and reflects Victorian priorities and standards.

The College's end-of-semester student reports includes a course description, work practices, assessment task grades and a comparison against the Victorian Curriculum standards. These reports are available via the Parent Access Module (PAM) at the end of each semester.

During the semester, assessment task grades and teacher comments will be available via PAM. In this way, teachers will provide timely and directed comments to students and parents to improve learning outcomes. This means that there will be no written comments on the end of semester reports.

When reporting on the student's work produced, such as assessment tasks, an A-E reporting scale is used. For consistency, the same scale is applied across the whole school. This scale is shown here.

Trinity College Grading Scale

90-100% A+
80-89% A
75-79% B+
70-74% B
65-69% C+
60-64% C
55-59% D+
45-54% D
35-44% E+
25-34% E
0-24% Ungraded

  • Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) is an exception to the above grading scale, as VCAL is competency based.
  • For VCE Units 3 and 4 subjects, teachers will provide only the raw scores or satisfactory/not satisfactory.